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Robert Irwin is bitten on the face by the same type of snake that attacked his late father Steve Irwin—a frightening similarity

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The children of the late Steve Irwin, Bindi and Robert Irwin, are fervently upholding their father’s legacy. Their dedication to wildlife conservation and preserving various species in Australia mirrors that of their late father, affectionately known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’.

Interestingly, the similarities between father and son go beyond their shared passion for wildlife. Young Robert Irwin experienced an on-camera moment that eerily mirrored an incident his father once had.

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Robert, who strikingly resembles his late father, has followed in his father’s footsteps not only in looks but also in his career choice. He recently highlighted another uncanny resemblance between himself and his father on Instagram, although it was a likeness he would have preferred to avoid.

Robert Irwin recently shared a throwback video of his late father, Steve Irwin, being bitten in the face by a python snake, followed by a clip of himself undergoing a remarkably similar encounter with the same species, a carpet python. In this incident, the young animal enthusiast was bitten on his eyebrow and nose while attempting to handle the snake.

Robert captioned the video, “Déjà vu. Dad and me getting bitten by the same species of snake (carpet python) decades apart. I found this python on the side of a road, but as you can see, sometimes snake rescues don’t quite go to plan.” He demonstrated his passion and bravery, mirroring his father’s fearless approach to handling animals, as he calmly managed the situation before tending to his injuries.

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In his video commentary, Robert said, “I got a little too close, so he gave me a bite. They’ve got extremely sharp teeth like little needles.” He shared the video with his followers, highlighting his courage and dedication to animal rescue, just like his father’s.

The late Steve Irwin’s family, his wife Terri, and their two children, Robert and Bindi, are diligently continuing his legacy and dedication to wildlife conservation at the Australia Zoo. Steve Irwin, fondly remembered as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, tragically passed away in 2006, at the age of 44, after being stung by a stingray while filming at the Great Barrier Reef. Robert was only two years old at the time.

In a touching tribute last September, which marked both the anniversary of his father’s death and Father’s Day in Australia, Robert posted a heartfelt message. He wrote, “It’s Father’s Day today in Australia, and I am sending my love to those who are missing their dad today. I cherish all the good times with my dad and feel grateful to be able to keep his memory and legacy alive.”

Robert Irwin has grown into an admirable man who continues to honor his father’s legacy. Steve would undoubtedly have been proud of his son’s commitment to preserving his memory through continuing his work. Share this story to bring a smile to the face of other Steve Irwin fans and to celebrate the ongoing legacy of the Irwin family.